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Published:January 20th, 2011 12:15 EST
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Old Lady Beats Burglar To Within An Inch Of His Life With Her Cane

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A burglar who was caught by an 84-year-old widow armed with a cane and her 59-year-old daughter has been sentenced to three years in an English prison.

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Leon Ingram of New Milton in Hampshire pleaded guilty to burglary, The Mirror reported. He was sentenced Wednesday in Southampton Crown Court.

Ingram, 34 years old and 6-foot-3 inches tall, is a half-century younger and a foot taller than Doris Thiele. But he ended up smashing a glass door with his head to get away from her and her daughter, Helen Thiele."


A 6-foot-3-inches tall burglar makes quite an intimidating figure, but my shotgun is more intimidating than a muscle-bound creep. Homeowners shouldn`t rely on a cane or a bat for protection, it`s incumbent on homeowners to have a firearm to protect their family and their property.

The 84-year-old widow and her 59-year-old daughter gave the burglar a real beating. Thiele considered hitting the burglar with a vase but she didn`t want to kill him. Burglars don`t deserve any sympathy; if a burglar breaks into my home I don`t perceive him as a human being, but as a giant bulls eye, and I won`t hesitate to blow him to Kingdom Come.

I`m glad that the old women weren`t harmed in their encounter with the burglar. I hope that Ingram is a butterfingers and that he will constantly be dropping his bar of soap in the communal showers.

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